Do you have to install Gentoo with a multi-partition setup?
GentooThis forum is for the discussion of Gentoo Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
You don't need a swap partition, as noted above. You can either run without swap (I don't advice it, but others do, your choice), or create a loopback file, format it with mkswap and use it as swap space.
Distribution: Gentoo Hardened using OpenRC not Systemd
It's not a bad idea to have /home / and swap partitions. Then you can reinstall if needed and not format /home, just use it again with all your settings and files. Don't worry about getting the sizes of the partitions absolutely right. You can resize them later with ext2online (can be used for ext3, ext4 as well). So I gave / 10gb, swap 512MB and /home all the remaining disk space. I can increase the size of / later if I ever need to.